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OverlandTaxis30

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  1. I visited Worlds of Fun last year and enjoyed riding behind ELI. Even got to see a show while riding one time. ELI in action.
  2. I agree. It has been done before. Just look at how Diamondback and Mystic Timbers were built around the path of the railroad.
  3. I don’t know if it has been said before, but, there have been kids ( including myself when I was one) who called the Blue engine #12 Kenny Van Meter “Thomas.”
  4. From watching old POVs, it replaced the billboard for the Kings Mills Auto Livery. Which was either a throwback to the Ohio Overland Automobile Livery side of the original Antique car layout, a reference to the current incarnation, or both. Were there more signs that were replaced by Flo?
  5. Did they only send this survey out to select people?
  6. I could see them redoing the outside of the building to resemble a mill/factory and I would also finally put a Ferris Wheel alongside and theme it as a water wheel with the occasional sprinkle of water on the riders.
  7. https://www.facebook.com/share/SihqAtnqQN5UMJDt/?mibextid=WC7FNe Worlds of Fun is getting Gould Manufacturing antique car models (same ones KI has) to replace some of their original models.
  8. Breaking news: Backlot Stunt Coaster has been announced to have reached the end of its service life and will be removed at the end of 2025. In its place: the original antique cars layout will be rebuilt, but with a new twist. The track facing Coney Mall will use sports cars and be named the Cincinnati Turnpike (as a throwback to the multiple-names Turnpike from HB land) and the track facing Rivertown will be the classic antique cars we all know and love and be given the Kings Mills Antique Autos name. All of the structures and signage in the current KMAA will be relocated to the rebuilt track. April fools.
  9. https://milwaukeezoo.org/about-us/our-blog/steam-engines-sale/?fbclid=IwAR2xXLO5LQA3FsURxnotoYwTV4o5wxVwds47pRIQCd88FbIatqSFGQfEZ8k_aem_AYK71GSzEKiHqsOqzJlzOl88nrdz8A1B7UWADAvCrHsJ7R6ijvCoDsIyQ4de9ksZn60
  10. If only they could’ve been able to have Jungle Jim’s lease out a monorail car for display somewhere in the park. Or have Lionel make running models of the KI and MV engines.
  11. My dad wishes they would back beer and brats to the Festhaus.
  12. How funny. Last year, passholder preview day lasted all day. I should know. I was there.
  13. Now, I am starting to wonder if my all park passport “benefits” will even work at CP. Since I purchased it through KI.
  14. I concur! And they could keep the simple animatronics and scenery as things to see along the way. Like the C. P. and L. E. railroad.
  15. Just wait until Brandon from Theme Park Predictions hears about this!
  16. That’s what I said in a Facebook comment on the subject. Agreed! After all, Polaris was trademarked at the same time as Orion.
  17. While we are at it, I see that Kings Island swapped trains with Cedar Point. Seriously though, logo looks great! Especially since it showcases the train in general.
  18. When you think of 1970s Kings Island, does the Partridge Family’s song, “Come on. Get happy” come to mind?
  19. Exactly! I know they can. All they need is for Kings Island to approach them to do it. But KI hasn’t and I wish they would.
  20. Yeah. Like those. Too bad they don’t have them anymore. Still, having Lionel build running models would have been great. Missed opportunity there if you ask me.
  21. To continue on with the merchandise talk, it would be nice if they had more merchandise related to such family attractions like the K.I. & M.V. railroad and the Kings Mills Antique Autos. Like maybe long sleeve shirts and ornaments. Or even better models. If you ask me, Cedar Fair made a mistake when they chose one of CP’s engines for Lionel to model. The model chosen resembles our engines more than their’s.
  22. When you can relate to how other population centers feel about their local theme parks. Such as when I visited Worlds of Fun in Kansas City last year. What Kings Island is to us, Worlds of Fun is to them.
  23. https://www.kron4.com/sports/the-big-game/great-america-kc-amusement-park-make-super-bowl-bet/amp/
  24. https://www.ksn.com/news/local/peta-targets-wichita-company-over-carousels/amp/ I just have no words to accurately describe how I feel.
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